Spacious, Private Condos Steps from Ocean City Beaches
Ocean City, Maryland's history as a resort destination dates back to 1869, when an enterprising businessman named Isaac Coffin began charging guests for overnight stays at his beachfront cottage. Today, the area has grown into a popular destination for those drawn to its mild weather, its long, picture-perfect shoreline, and its festive boardwalk. The bright cerulean roof of the Marylander Hotel Condo stands out among the guesthouses lining the coast, less than a one-block walk from the famous beach.
On the balcony of a spacious one-bedroom condo, the view looks out onto the Atlantic Ocean or the surrounding neighborhood. Each privately owned condo has a similar layout, including a full kitchen and a living room, but all are decorated differently, from bright colors to seashell borders lining the walls to Jacques Cousteau's bronzed baby flippers. The pet-friendly resort allows furry friends to stay for an additional fee until Memorial Day.
When the weather's too chilly for a dip in the ocean, the hotel's heated indoor pool makes for an aquatic alternative. A five-minute walk west brings visitors to Ocean City's largest green space, Northside Park, where you can meander along the landscaped paths and secluded inlets along Assawoman Bay.
Ocean City, Maryland: Historical Resort Town with Bustling Boardwalk
Although the beach is the main draw in this seaside resort town, Ocean City's historical boardwalk bustles with carnival-esque energy year-round. Constructed in 1902, the wooden walkway is lined with old-fashioned diversions, such as classic arcade games, amusement rides, street stands selling cotton candy, and barbershop dubtronica bands. At one end of the boardwalk lies the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, where exhibits tell the stories of daring maritime rescues performed by the legendary Surfmen.
Eight miles away, the quiet Assateague and Chincoteague Islands provide a stark contrast to thriving Ocean City. The wild ponies roaming the beaches inspired Marguerite Henry's classic children's novel Misty of Chincoteague. At Assateague Island National Seashore, you can hike along 37 miles of sandy beach or ride horseback along the ocean.
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